This is designed to stop people from littering the street with cigarette buts. It uses the game of chance to make people want to bin there cigarettes. It is a wall mounted ashtray with a fruit machine built in. When you put your finished cigarette in to the top of the ashtray it will start the game. You only get one try. You pull down the handle and spin the wheels, depending on how the wheels stop you will get a prize. The prize could be a piece of chewing gum, or a whole pack.
Submitted by Thomas Edward Petherick
I have identified a problem in buildings which have a reduced number of floors and an elevator. People choose to use the elevator instead of climbing the stairs, which can often be faster and better for physical fitness, but can also mean economy of electricity. In order to change this kind of behavior, we will implement the diet elevator.This elevator contains a weighting machine in the floor. Elevators anyhow have pressure sensor but this will be more precise and will give the exact weight of the person from the elevator, by using an electronic screen placed on the elevator’s wall.
Consistently communicate creatively simple & short water conservation messages'. Put up illustrations on water conservation on the ceiling of the hair-washing cubicle. When patrons/clients are reclining on the chair to get their hair washed, the illustration will be right in their vision. The sound and feel of the water on the head and the message above will engage the various senses of the person to make a sub-conscious impact. In those 3+ minutes of hair wash, the person will have 2 options – close eyes or see a beautiful & often funny illustration.
We always forget to wash our hands after we go to the restroom. So the idea is to put a mini game on the mirror and the buttons are on the bottom. You will have 30 seconds to wash them and win the mini game.You will have three buttons on the sink, the buttons have a protector against water. The mirror will have 5 different mini games and are chose randomly. If you win bubbles will come out from different parts of the room, but if you loose you will be splashed by a ballon that is up on the roof but inside. The mirror will say the instructions on the right in a paper.
The Solution & Design Concept
The redesigned public waterspout is free filtered tap water and easy to use. The spout is covered so there is no way one can touch the area where the water is dispensed to prevent the chance of contamination. To cut out even more germs, there is a “say when” mechanism that releases the water. Inside of the aqueduct inspired design is a filtering system connected to standard tap water pipes. The filtering system will be changed routinely by local state employees to guarentee freshness and quality.
Submitted by Michele Martuscello
How can you get people to turn of the lights? On our school, the light are sometimes on all night which waste alot of energy. Everyone knows that you should, but no one does. So, how do you get your classmates to prefer the light off instead of on. If the rooms transforms into other worlds; the future, deepsea, jurasic period, space or wonderland, perhaps people will choose lights off. To get a clue what will happen when you hit the switch, theres a ticket in a bag next to it for the experience in question.
I chose the problem that some people don't wash their hands after using the toilet. It's unnecessary to say, that this is unhealthy, distgusting and can cause many diseases. So I asked myself "Can we get more people to wash their hands by making it fun to do?!" I tried this by installing a motion detector inside the washbasin which recognizes the movements of your hands and sends the information to the camera of the distorting mirror. So your movements were realised in severel distortions, which you can see in the mirror.
Can you make people spend less water while taking a bath? Most of the times people leave the tap open even if they are not using the water to shower. This is because they do not want to feel the cold from outside. So the idea would be for each shower to have underneath enough water for a person to shower and a system that could clean and recycle that water. This would prevent people to spend too much water. In addition, this shower would generate a warm atmosphere with different color lights and water vapor.
Submitted by Rui Miguel Conde
On the way home from work at least one local supermarket shopping trolley (Shopping cart) has made its way up the street and onto the front lawn of our local housing project. Invariably the cart will sit there for a week and attract other carts until the local council has to collect and return them at a cost. Some times they’re so badly damaged they just get thrown away. Large shopping centers can generate up to 200 missing shopping trolleys a day and one Australian business that tracks and returns shopping trolleys receives on average 1000 phone calls a week from the public.
Daphne, the funny Waste Paper Bin will help us! When we think about recycling, waste paper recycling is perhaps one of the first areas that springs to mind as many of us have been doing this for many years. Waste paper recycling covers a wide variety of different types of paper. We can recycle newspapers, magazines, junk mail, office paper, holiday brochures, catalogues and white directories (e.g. phone books).
Most airports provide an automatic walkway for people to either rest as they head towards their gate or get there a bit quicker when walking. Unfortunately, these too require the use of much electricity by keeping them running all day, every day. As someone who is interested in other languages myself, I believe that there are many people out there who are as well and would take the no-walkway route to hear some phrases in different languages.
How do we get people to go outside and walk even though it's dark and cold? What you need is light and joy, and we could achieve this by making a game and sound machine. Pressing the button starts a game where you have to put out as many lights as possible along a given path. The lamps are in the ground and are put out when someone stands on them. Whoever puts out most lights wins! Submitted by Maja Petersson
Often people don't care how increased power consumption impacts our environment. If one could replace traditional power counter in his home by VOME - Voice Of Mother Earth module he would hear sounds like wheeze, buzz, groan or howl each time power consumption increases significantly. On the other hand once we turn out the devices mother earth will let us know how pleased she is by twittering, cooing or any other nature positive sounds. In this way it would be much funnier to save power, what should result in greater savings, isn't that? Submitted by Marcin Maciejewski.
This Project is to make people to throw the garbage in the trash can by making it fun to do with a trash can rocket that you can play with. Every time you throw garbage the lights will turn on first the red light, then the yellow light and finally the green light and also a sound like a rocket will turn on, and once you get to the green light you will be a winner! The idea is to make people to throw more garbage to keep playing.
Submitted by Erika Ramos Melgoza
It is estimated that somewhere between 500 billion and one trillion plastic bags are consumed throughout the world each year and that by 1996, four out of every five grocery bags used were plastic (source: The Environmental Literacy Council)! But did you know that the production of paper bags generate 70% more air and 50 times more water pollutants than the production of plastic bags?
There will be 2 small sensors in the recycling bin that will detect rubbish or Movement and once triggered it will activate the speaker which will then say “Thanks.” but then will say an interesting fact like “ You have just saved the average person 10% of work of making a coke can or crisp packet or something the same and that will go far to be used by someone else or you never know it could end up that you drinking out of the same can you have used before”.
Submitted by Liam Glencross
You throw your garbage in a bin and you hear a voice coming from inside: -Thank you and have a nice day. or some sounds like pig is eating your garbage. But people would get more surprised if two bins can make a real conversation. Can you imagine two bins in a short distance. Suddenly a voice coming from inside: -This town is full of nice people only today this is the 50th man coming tome. And there is a voice from the other bin: -Don't be show off my friend only for last hour I collect more garbage than you.
Submitted by Vladimir Atanasov
The Doggy-Station is working like a vending machine. Throw the “disposal” in the bin on top and get a gift on the bottom.
Step 1: Grab a doggy do bag from the storage on the top, and clear the “little mess” like explained on info badge on the bag.
Step2: Throw the package in the bin, located in the middle of the machine. If successful a sound is played, like putting money in a Vegas slot machine.
Step3: Got rid of the package, the gift will be dropped out from the bottom of the machine. For example packed dog treats and the person who took care of the dog excrements can give to his pet.
ReZoo is a recycling machine/game for children that is designed to encourage recycling through fun. It is a three sided been, on each side accepting different recyclable item: bottles, paper and cans. Each side of the toy is a touch screen displaying animated animal character. In the idle state the animals are sad and bored, and when approached by a person they call for attention by making animal sounds. By inserting appropriate recyclable item, the animal will play with it a bit (juggle for example) and throw it into the recycling can on the screen.